Erica Mena Won’t Appear in ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ After Calling Costar ‘Monkey’ in Heated Fight

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“The Love & Hip Hop franchse has never shied away from hard conversations in our community. Working hand-in-hand with our partners, viewers will see the impact of Erica Mena’s remarks play out in the final three episodes of the season,” the show said in a statement. “Effective immediately, she will not appear in the next season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”

Mena had been appearing in the New York and Atlanta editions of Love & Hip Hop since 2011. She has not issued any statements on the matter by publishing time. Mena, along with fellow castmate Bambi Richardson and several others, were arrested last week (Aug. 26) over an alleged bar fight in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, according to WSBTV.

In an exclusive interview with Forbes published on Wednesday (Aug. 30), Spice shared that she’s doing well and is on a journey towards personal growth. “Because someone’s opinion of me does not value who I am and not because someone thinks something of me, that doesn’t mean that’s who I am,” she said.

Spice continued, “I’ve always reminded my melanated women how beautiful they are, to love themselves [for] who they are [so] someone can’t come and say a few words, and that’s going to get me into a mood, like, no. That doesn’t define me. I know who I am.”